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Manto prescribes olive oil, lemon and garlic

10th February 2004 Health Minister Manto Tshabalala-Msimang used the opportunity of a parliamentary media briefing to again urge journalists to spread her message... 

SA mulls write-off of Pre-1994 African debt

10th February 2004 Government is considering writing off the debt owed it by several African countries, Foreign Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma said yesterday. 

Govt to finalise recommendation on health insurance

10th February 2004 The Department of Health and National Treasury are expected to finalise a recommendation on Social Health Insurance (SHI) by the end of March. 

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IEC to call on parties to talk details

10th February 2004 Now that the election date has been announced the Independent Electoral Commission plans to gather the Party National Liaison Committee this week... 

African parliament to be established March 18

10th February 2004 An African parliament will be set up on March 18, Alpha Oumar Konare, the head of the African Union (AU) Commission, said yesterday. 

Mbeki sets April 14 election date

9th February 2004 The 2004 general election will be held on April 14, President Thabo Mbeki announced on Monday. 

SA govt has a case to answer on Iraq-DA

9th February 2004 The Democratic Alliance yesterday asked whether the government's opposition to the Anglo-US invasion of Iraq last year was really out of concern... 

SA editors to act on Zim newspaper ruling

9th February 2004 South African editors are to seek a meeting with the Department of Foreign Affairs to express concern over the recent court ruling that has closed... 

Mbeki anxious for Zim dialogue to start

9th February 2004 South African President Thabo Mbeki yesterday said he was anxious that political rivals in neighbouring Zimbabwe start formal talks soon, adding... 

Haitian govt accuses opposition of coup plot

9th February 2004 Haitian Prime Minister Yvon Neptune yesterday accused opposition groups of trying to mount a coup to overthrow the government as police gave up an... 

‘Despite challenges, great strides made in SA’

7th February 2004 Although almost ten years after its liberation from white minority rule South Africa still faced many challenges, great strides had been made to... 

Mbeki disappointing-Leon

7th February 2004 President Thabo Mbeki's speech at the opening of Parliament was disappointing, and said nothing about the real problems people faced in South... 

Not in a hundred years-Ramaphosa

7th February 2004 Some years ago Cyril Ramaphosa was tipped to be president of South Africa, but today he says he's having "too much fun" in the business world to... 

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